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"The best type of market growth comes from making the pie larger for everyone, rather than just making your slice larger within the pie," Dr. Richard Mammone http://matr.net/articl ... .html
What qualities would you like to see in the next U of M President? "The Board Of Regents Workshop - UM Presidential Search - Public Invited, 2/17, Missoula" http://matr.net/events ... =3105 --- Congratulations to Bacterin "Bacterin International of Belgrade, Montana Completes $3 million Private Placement" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html ---
Destiny University School of Medicine
- After Years of Quiet, Expecting a Surge in U.S. Medical Schools
Supporters of the expansion say that having more doctors will improve care, by getting doctors to urban and rural areas where they are needed, by shifting care to primary and family practice physicians rather than expensive specialists, and by reducing long waits for people to see a doctor and get the care they need.
Idaho National Laboratory
- TED 2010: How to Ace a TED Talk
The 2010 version of TED is the biggest yet and is on track to becoming the most successful. There are 1,400 people here in Long Beach, along with 500 at a satellite hookup in Palm Springs and thousands more participating in web streams in 75 countries. Read More http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/02/ted-2010-how-to-ace-a-ted-talk#ixzz0fipjqL8e
- 20th INL Scholastic Tournament challenges Idaho high school students
Over the next 45 days, approximately 800 Idaho high school students representing 73 high schools will compete for a trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, which begins April 29 in Washington, D.C.
Come Home Idaho
- Co-investing with VCs in Angel Rounds
Entrepreneurs should complete due diligence on all investors and not take money from bad investors. Unfortunately, bad investors come in all flavors – angels, VCs and other private investors.
- Angel investor Bill Payne's mission to share his knowledge in New Zealand
Payne is in New Zealand for nearly six months, basing himself at the University of Auckland incubator The Icehouse as its entrepreneur in residence.
Come Home Montana
- Idaho Career Opportunities - Vice President for Finance and Administration - College of Idaho
The College of Idaho http://www.collegeofidaho.edu seeks an accomplished financial planner with expertise in budgeting and investment management and a proven record as a collaborative administrator.
Come Home North Dakota
- Big Sky heaven: Montana's Triple Creek Ranch offers back-to-nature getaway
Ask me, and I'll tell you that a trip to The Triple Creek Ranch is a must-do for anyone who loves the West, Montana's Bitterroot Mountains and the river of the same where Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It was filmed.
- Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa Career Opportunity (We know it's not Montana but bear with us...) - Cost Accountant & Financial Analyst - Buchanan Renewables
This could be a great opportunity for the right individual to gain experience in the renewable energy sector and bring that experience back to Montana.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Software Engineer - Software Tester - Logistic Systems, Inc.
Logistic Systems is gearing up for the future.
- Declining Rural Towns Offer Free Land - Florida Family Gives Up On Small-Town North Dakota
A tiny North Dakota town's promise of cash and free land lured only one family from out of state. Now, Michael and Jeanette Tristani and their 12-year-old twins are trying to move from the town without a traffic light back to Miami.
Montana Economic Development
- Bacterin International of Belgrade, Montana Completes $3 million Private Placement
“We are very pleased with the investor reception of our business model. Over the last nine years, Bacterin’s team of highly experienced professionals have worked diligently developing and perfecting its technology and creating a facility that would position the company to effectively market and deliver innovative products to the orthopedics industry." Guy Cook, Bacterin’s founder and CEO
- Why Biotech Innovators Are Beating a Path to Seattle
Smart, early innovators have sights set on the Pacific Northwest. Soon, everyone will follow.
- Leroy Hood, President And Cofounder Of The Institute For Systems Biology, 3/12, Montana State University , Bozeman
Hood has received 17 honorary degrees from institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Yale, UCLA and Whitman College. He has published more than 650 peer-reviewed papers, received 15 patents, co-authored textbooks in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and genetics, and is just finishing a textbook on systems biology. In addition, he coauthored a popular book on the human genome project titled, The Code of Codes.
Regional Economic Development
- Applications available for $7.5M in grant money to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin
Government agencies, private entities and individuals may apply for grant money for projects that will restore or replace the natural resources in the basin.
- Positive outlook: Butte, Montana Economy 2010
"We've got a city that comes together," said Byrnes. "If there was ever a place to be when times were tough, this is it."
- New Directions for the Prairie Economy: Connecting Conservation and Rural Development in the Northern Great Plains
These opportunities offer a proposed common ground for rural development and prairie conservation to build a new, more sustainable prairie economy together.
- Start-ups are key to new jobs
Amidst all the proposals for jump-starting the jobs market through small business, more attention needs to be focused on start-ups.
- Medical Device Entrepreneurs Converge on Wings, a New Angel Investing Network
The main activities of the Wings organization are to help screen business plans for medical device companies, help connect entrepreneurs with investors, and provide mentorship.
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- Career Advice Part 5: The Best Career Advice You Will Ever Get
This is the final part of a 5 part career advice series. The others were:
- Should You Be An Entrepreneur? Take This Test
The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Funding and Building your Business
- Angel tax credits necessary for startup success in any state.
"Passing the proposed angel investment tax credit “is the difference between [your state here] operating in the 19th century or the 21st century.” Dr. Doris Taylor, U of M Professor and Founder of Miromatrix Inc.
Montana Education Excellence
- Older Entrepreneurs Target Peers - RetiredBrains.com
For more than a decade, Americans in the 55-to-64 age group have posted the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity, beating out youngsters just finishing college and even 30-somethings embarking on second careers, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit in Kansas City, Mo.
- Three Lean Manufacturing workshops offered in Hamilton, Missoula and Helena during March
Lean manufacturing techniques can reduce waste at companies by cutting down on overproduction and overstocked inventories, which frees up money for other purposes.
- Bozeman schools seek opinions for online ‘scorecard’
Starting Monday, the Bozeman School District will post an opinion survey on its Web site http://www.bsd7.org to find out whether people are satisfied with the public schools.
- Montana cuts to eliminate education grants
“What OPI is proposing is cutting out block grants,” said School District Business Manager Mike Waterman. “Basically what they’re doing is shifting the burden from the state back to the local taxpayers.”
- New Montana State University President Waded Cruzado fights for higher education
The new president passionately believes that taxpayer investments in higher education benefit both the student with a better life and the community with a higher quality of life. “Everybody wins when a kid in Montana decides to go to college,” Cruzado said.
- Challenges Ahead as Montan a Higher Education Stares Down Budget Cuts
The Board of Regents, the single authority for university spending, agreed in January that $7.65 million in cuts might be possible for fiscal year 2011 if the budget problem still persists.
Utah Economic Development
- 7 Technology Transfer Officer Tips For Tough Economic Times - State Launches On-Line Patent Bank
There are difficulties and challenges, but these times also create opportunities. Here are seven tips to help your technology transfer office succeed in these tough economic times.
- Survey Reveals Universities’ Impact on Economy, Job Creation
In addition to statistics, the report includes success stories that detail real-world contributions from academic institutions.
- The Annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit, 3/29, Salt Lake, Utah
Utah has weathered the economic storm better than most of the country and because of that we are poised to rebound quickly.
- Teams forming for shot at building $1 billion Utah Data Center
Some of Utah's biggest general contractors have teamed up with national counterparts to go after the lucrative primary contract to build the 1 million-square-foot center for the nation's intelligence community.
- Windy Wyoming debates excise tax for wind energy
Gov. Freudenthal said wind can be a beneficial industry for Wyoming, but doesn't deserve special treatment.
- Eleutian Technology of Cody, Wyoming gets $10M backing from the Cheyenne Capital Fund
The Denver-based investment firm, Cheyenne Capital Fund with offices in Cheyenne is backed by up to $225 million in available funding from the state of Wyoming, a major investment partner.
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- High-achieving disabled teens shatter stereotypes - They learned alongside their non-disabled peers, instead of being segregated.
"The bar has been raised. We put kids in inclusive settings for social reasons, and they picked up more academics than we thought they would."
- State Teacher Policy Yearbook National Summary
Since some national perspective is always helpful, each state report contains charts and graphs showing how the state performed compared to all other states. We also point to states that offer a “Best Practice” for other states to emulate.
- Starting as early as elementary level, schools should do more to address career options
While thinking and learning about different careers is good at the elementary level, by the time students reach middle school they should have time to not only explore opportunities, but also to find out more about the jobs they think interests them.
- American Prairie Foundation Newsletter - Public Campground to Open on Reserve
After seventy days of filming, National Geographic has finished production on the film American Serengeti that is scheduled to run worldwide in April.
Connectivity & Communications
- Governor declares 'Colorado Loves California Day'
It's all part of a campaign by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. to draw California businesses looking to expand or relocate to Colorado.
Energy and Climate Change
- Google Grant Brings Free Wi-Fi To The Dalles
Google will be providing a $100,000 grant to The Dalles, Oregon, to build and operate a Wi-Fi cloud that covers the city's business district.
- A Need for Speed: Rural Montana calls for better Internet access
Deloney says the FCC could help bridge the digital divide if its new National Broadband Plan extends the existing Universal Service Fund rules and resources to broadband and mobile devices. The plan will be presented to Congress next month. Montana regulators and lawmakers are also being asked to take steps to increase broadband access.
- A Faster Wireless Web
A new protocol called fasp-AIR promises speedier mobile downloads.
- Like Match.com? Feds Launch BroadbandMatch
Not even the federal government can resist the increasingly popular phenomenon of online matchmaking.
- Smart Grid Comes Home Wirelessly - Bulogics
Controller With so many smart meters being installed and smart appliances in development, how are they going to talk?
- Hawaii is paradise for green-tech entrepreneurs
Watch out, California.
- Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Discusses Records Management, E-Voting
What are your policies for records management in Montana?
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